Ahead of his arrival at the Etihad Stadium, Guardiola’s managerial career has been spent at two clubs; the former deep-lying playmaker began his career in Catalonia, before moving to Bayern in 2013 following a sabbatical year out of the game.
Speaking to beIN Sport after Bayern’s final match of the season—a 3-1 home victory over Hannover 96 on Saturday—Guardiola has compared the two experiences.
“I learned a lot,” the Bundesliga-winning coach began, “it was completely different than in Barcelona, a great experience.
“I’m a better coach,” he continued, “a little bit.
“It was very good for me, for my development,” Guardiola added.”
While the Spanish coach can look back with considerable pride on his time in Germany, he failed in arguably his ultimate requirement; bringing the Champions League crown back to the Allianz Arena.
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Nonetheless, while Guardiola will surely regret missing out on this prize, he has managed to win three Bundesliga titles, the German Cup, the Uefa Super Cup and the Club World Cup during his time in Bavaria.
The manager will surely be watching closely on Sunday as his future charges City travel to Swansea City as they look to secure their spot in next year’s Champions League ahead of the new man’s arrival.